Antique PRESTON Deep Carving Gouge
A scarce 1/2 inch wide deep carving gouge by Edward PRESTON of Birmingham.
Although PRESTON offered a range of carving tools in their catalogues very few turn up with their trade mark on the blades. This example has the mark 'E.PRESTON' on the top of the blade.
This deep gouge is a good match to a London pattern No.11 sweep.
Some minor pitting spots to the inside of the blade.
Fitted with a good beechwood handle with brass ferrule.
No previous owner's stamps.
101/4 inches overall length.